Travel Tip of the Day: Why Some Travelers Should Avoid Miami

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Why Some Travelers Should Avoid Miami
As you’ve probably already heard, the Zika virus is now in the United States. According to the New York Daily News, mosquitoes in Florida have now transmitted Zika to at least 14 people, and that’s reason for concern—especially for women who are pregnant or trying to become pregnant and their male partners.

In fact, the federal government is advising that couples planning to get pregnant avoid parts of Miami, where cases have been reported. As per the New York Daily News story above: “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also urged couples planning to get pregnant to avoid the 1-square mile area of Miami-Dade County. Men and women who were in the Wynwood area after June 15 should wait at least eight weeks before trying to get pregnant, officials said.”

In addition, “The New York City Health Department added Miami to its travel warning that includes Latin America and the Caribbean.”

Here’s the CDC’s official statement, which does a detailed job of sharing Zika information and advice. Through all this, there’s a clear message: If you’re thinking of becoming pregnant in the near future, you need to take Zika seriously. For now, that could mean postponing a trip to Miami.

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2 Comments on "Travel Tip of the Day: Why Some Travelers Should Avoid Miami"

  1. I have been following the Zika virus for over a year. Very little has been said in the US about the connection to Guillian Barre. All the focus is on pregnancy.
    Older adults matter too!
    CDC states that there are 17 known cases in Puerto Rico and 5 in Florida.
    As a Registered Nurse I am surprised that this is not in the news. Older adults who are not child-bearing age, but would be devastated by GB.
    GB can ruin your life as an older adult. Yes, you can recover, but at this age in your life, you lose your job and the rehab can take years. I know because I am a GB survivor. This deserves some consideration, it can devastate your retirement plans.
    Safe and healthy travels,
    Bev

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